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Guest opinion: Small gains for cyclists; big losses for everyone else

by Dana Hendrickson

Make a mental note: Dec. 6, 2016, will prove to be a more important date than most Menlo Park residents now realize. That day, three City Council members — Keith, Ohtaki and Carlton, with Mueller and Cline absent — approved a one-year field trial of the soon-to-be-controversial Oak Grove-Crane-University Bike Project without understanding its true benefits and negative impacts, and with little input and feedback from residents. Why? For the simple reason the council did not require a high-quality needs and impact analysis.

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Dana Hendrickson is a 30-year resident, an avid cyclist, the founder of the disabled veteran support nonprofit Rebuild Hope, and the editor of Re-Imagine Menlo Park.

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